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Henry Smith MP welcomes £14 Billion Cast Boost for Schools

Henry Smith MP has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government are boosting schools with a record £14 billion, levelling up per pupil funding across the country so every child in Crawley has a world class education.

We will not accept any attempt to further delay Brexit

The Prime Minister spoke from 10 Downing Street this evening, at 6pm, pledging to fight crime, improve the NHS, support schools, cut the cost of living, and unlock talent and opportunity across the entire United Kingdom as part of our plan to get the country back on the road to a brighter future.

Investing in Education and Achieving Results

Next week sees the start of the new school year and I wish every one of our local schools every success, building on this year’s great exam results. While there is more money going into education than ever before, the large growth of pupil numbers has meant that per pupil funding has fallen. When this is added to the imbalance of school funding across the country that built up under previous governments, this has seen financial pressures in schools in the south of England outside of London. As a school governor myself in Crawley, this is something that I am very aware of.

The Importance of Gambling Regulation

The last two decades have seen a major deregulation of gambling, with it being much easier to gamble and with widespread advertising. For most of us this hasn’t been an issue, but it has been for an increasing number of people and the effects on them and their families can be truly devastating. For them, lives are literally wrecked.
I believe the impacts of online betting have yet to be fully understood. Lives are ruined on a daily basis and younger people are increasingly exposed to it. Teenagers play online games and it is now incredibly easy for online gambling to become an extension of that. Things have moved on from playing fruit machines in the pub.

Henry Smith MP Welcomes Record Employment Figures

Official ONS figures show that in the south east of England, there are 4,660,702 people in work – meaning that since 2010, 468,363 more people have been able to access the security of a job.